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Ozzy Osbourne - Ozzy Osbourne vows to perform on tour amid devastating health issues: ‘Even if I have to be nailed to a board and wheeled on’ - metro.co.uk - Usa
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Ozzy Osbourne vows to perform on tour amid devastating health issues: ‘Even if I have to be nailed to a board and wheeled on’
Ozzy Osbourne has shared his determination to return to the stage after a series of devastating health issues.The Black Sabbath frontman, who has been living with Parkinson’s disease for nearly two decades, was forced to take time out of the spotlight due to a string of difficulties.He also underwent multiple operations after falling in 2019 and has been recovering from a ‘nightmare’ surgery ever since.After taking to the stage at the Commonwealth Games closing ceremony, the 73-year-old has set his sights on performing in front of a crowd once again with his brand new album.‘I am determined to get back on stage even if I have to be nailed to a board and wheeled on,’ he vowed in a new interview. ‘Survival is my legacy.’Ozzy has faced huge health issues over recent years and recalled the moment he fell while making his way to the bathroom, which impacted old injuries to his neck and back from an accident 16 years prior.He underwent surgery that ‘really messed me up’ soon after, and has been back under the knife twice since, with Sharon previously explaining that his most recent procedure could ‘determine the rest of his life’.Despite his difficulties, the musician dazzled the crowds during his surprise Commonwealth Games set last month.‘I’ve never been this laid up,’ he continued to People Magazine.
Ezra Miller begins treatment for ‘complex mental health issues’: ‘I want to apologise to everyone that I have alarmed’ - metro.co.uk - Usa - city Berlin - state Vermont - state Hawaii
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Ezra Miller begins treatment for ‘complex mental health issues’: ‘I want to apologise to everyone that I have alarmed’
alleged burglary in the state of Vermont, for which they are expected to appear in Vermont Superior Court in September.Miller, who uses they/them pronouns, has been involved in multiple controversies in the past several months, including being arrested twice in Hawaii on charges of second-degree assault and disorderly conduct at a karaoke bar.More recently, the 29-year-old has faced allegations of grooming a child from the age of 12, and has been accused of hosting a woman and three young children at their farm in an ‘unsafe environment.’‘Having recently gone through a time of intense crisis, I now understand that I am suffering complex mental health issues and have begun ongoing treatment,’ Miller said in a statement.‘I want to apologise to everyone that I have alarmed and upset with my past behaviour.’The statement, shared with Variety, continues: ‘I am committed to doing the necessary work to get back to a healthy, safe and productive stage in my life.’It comes as Warner Bros confirmed that superhero blockbuster The Flash is still going ahead amid the ongoing controversies with its star, with DC franchise boss David Zaslav saying he was ‘very excited’ for the movie to be released.‘We’ve seen them,’ he said, referring to The Flash, Black Adam, and Shazam 2.
Kim Kardashian - Kanye West - Pete Davidson - Mental Health - Kanye has gone too far – neither his ‘genius’ or mental health are excuses - metro.co.uk
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Kanye has gone too far – neither his ‘genius’ or mental health are excuses
Kanye West is no stranger to controversy might be an understatement, but he may still have caused some shock with his latest Instagram post. The image, since deleted, depicted a photoshopped newspaper bearing the headline ‘Skete Davidson Dead At Age 28.’West’s post is the latest in a long line of threatening statements towards Pete Davidson — who the rapper has taken to calling ‘Skete’ for reasons that make sense only to him — since the Saturday Night Live alumnus began dating West’s ex-wife Kim Kardashian. The couple recently ended their relationship, likely prompting West’s Instagram post, which to him probably felt like a gloating justification of his previous actions.West’s insistence on inserting himself into the private matters of a relationship he has no involvement in (no matter how much he may think he does) is typical of the artist, who treats every interaction as though he is the main character. It’s difficult to watch, not least because the rapper has so much to offer outside of the constant drama and scandals in which he entangles himself. While the general public — myself included —  have previously given West a pass when it comes to his embarrassing behaviour due to his difficult personal circumstances and mental health struggles, this incident may be a bridge too far even for him.Other incidents in West’s months-long campaign against the former couple include the rapper releasing a music video that depicts the kidnapping and assault of Pete Davidson, and sharing private text messages from Kim Kardashian’s phone on social media.While West has previously claimed that he would take accountability for some of his actions against the former couple, including sharing texts, his latest post clearly demonstrates
Ozzy Osbourne - Ozzy Osbourne’s ‘sensational’ surprise performance at Commonwealth Games stuns fans after star’s health issues - metro.co.uk - Britain - city London - city Birmingham
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Ozzy Osbourne’s ‘sensational’ surprise performance at Commonwealth Games stuns fans after star’s health issues
Ozzy Osbourne made a surprise appearance onstage in his home city of Birmingham to close out the 2022 Commonwealth Games and was met with a rapturous reception.The Aston-born musician, 73, was joined by members of his band Black Sabbath, including guitarist Tony Iommi, drummer Tommy Clufetos and bassist Adam Wakeman for the explosive performance.Fireworks were set off and crowds cheered as they launched into their hit song Paranoid as part of a celebration of the musical heritage of the West Midlands, during which the singer proudly proclaimed: ‘Birmingham forever!’The ceremony, held at the Alexander Stadium in Birmingham, also saw performances from artists including UB40, Beverley Knight, Dexys Midnight Runners, Goldie, The Selecter, Jorja Smith and Laura Mvula, giving a special Peaky Binders-themed performance.However, fans were most enthralled by Ozzy’s fiery performance and flawless vocals, considering the health battles he has fought of late.The metal icon, who has Parkinson’s disease, had been keeping a low profile recently after undergoing an operation in June that would ‘determine his life’, but was spotted in a rare appearance in London on Friday alongside his wife Sharon and daughter Kelly.What a way to send off #B2022 ð¤©ð And what a headline performance from Ozzy Osbourne!What was your favourite part? #BBCCWGThe 73-year-old recently said that it was a ‘slow climb back’ after the surgery.However, none of that slowness seemed to be in evidence as he lead Black Sabbath in a rousing performance.‘Great to see Ozzy looking and singing so well after recent health scares,’ enthused one fan, adding: ‘Still holding onto those tickets for next year’s UK tour.’‘No way is Ozzy Osbourne at the commonwealth games what a
Shawn Mendes - Shawn Mendes cancels remaining Wonder tour dates over mental health: ‘I was not at all ready for how difficult touring would be’ - metro.co.uk - Usa - Britain
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Shawn Mendes cancels remaining Wonder tour dates over mental health: ‘I was not at all ready for how difficult touring would be’
Shawn Mendes announced that he has canceled all remaining dates of his Wonder tour, to prioritize his mental health.The Senorita singer previously postponed some of his scheduled performances earlier this month, and has now confirmed that his time on the road has been cut short.The 23-year-old shared the news on social media, penning a heartfelt statement to fans.‘As you guys know, I had to postpone the past few weeks of shows since I wasn’t totally prepared for the toll of being back on the road would take on me,’ he began.‘I started this tour excited to finally get back to playing live after a long break due to the pandemic, but the reality is I was not at all ready for how difficult touring would be after this time away.‘After speaking more with my team and working with an incredible group of health professionals, it has become more clear that I need to take the time I’ve never taken personally, to ground myself and come back stronger.’pic.twitter.com/gq7DanGNYW‘I unfortunately have to cancel the rest of the tour dates in North America, and the UK/Europe,’ he continued.‘We were hopeful that I might be able to pick up with the rest of the dates after some much needed time off, but at this time I have to put my health as my first priority.’Shawn explained that it ‘breaks his heart’ to scrap the remaining dates, and reassured fans that he would be getting back into the studio to record new music when he is able to.‘This doesn’t mean I won’t be making new music, and I can’t wait to see you on tour in the future,’ he added.‘I know you all have been waiting so long to see these shows, and it breaks my heart to tell you this but I promise I will be back as soon as I’ve taken the right time to heal.‘I love you all and thank
Shawn Mendes - Shawn Mendes ‘heartbroken’ as he postpones tour to focus on mental health: ‘I’ve hit a breaking point’ - metro.co.uk
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Shawn Mendes ‘heartbroken’ as he postpones tour to focus on mental health: ‘I’ve hit a breaking point’
Shawn Mendes has revealed he is postponing three weeks of his tour in order to focus on his mental health after hitting ‘breaking point’. The singer, 23, is currently on his Wonder World Tour but revealed he was taking some time out on the advice of his doctors and team after struggling with his mental health. Shawn told his fans in a statement reading: ‘This breaks my heart to have to say this, but unfortunately I’m going to have to postpone the next three weeks of shows through Uncasville, CT until further notice.‘I’ve been touring since I was 15 and to be honest it’s always been difficult to be on the road away from friends and family.‘After a few years off the road, I felt like I was ready to dive back in, but that decision was premature and unfortunately the toll of the road and the pressure has caught up to me and I’ve hit a breaking point.’He added: ‘After speaking with my team and health professionals, I need to take some time to heal and take care of myself and my mental health, first and foremost.‘As soon as there are more updates I promise I will let you know. Love you guys.’The Grammy award winner has previously been open about his mental health with fans, opening up in April about how he sometimes felt like he was ‘drowning’. He explained in an open letter at the time: ‘I’m afraid that if people know and see the truth they might think less of me.
Binky Felstead gives relieved health update on baby son Wolfie after he suffers dangerous allergic reaction - metro.co.uk - city Chelsea
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Binky Felstead gives relieved health update on baby son Wolfie after he suffers dangerous allergic reaction
Binky Felstead has shared a positive update on the health of her baby son after he was rushed to hospital this week.The Made In Chelsea star, 32, went through a parent’s worst fear this week as her one-year-old son, Wolfie, suffered a severe allergic reaction.Little Wolfie, who Binky shares with husband Max Darnton, went into anaphylactic shock after eating hummus, which the reality star believes was caused by sesame present in the dip.Her baby was rushed to hospital via ambulance, with Binky later thanking paramedics for their quick actions in providing a potentially life-saving adrenaline shot to her sick child.‘He started to get incredibly uncomfortable and was continuously rubbing his face and getting upset,’ she wrote on social media after the scare.‘He went bright red all over his face & hands and white little spots appeared shortly before his eye, lips & tongue started to swell.’Thankfully, after a quick trip to hospital – sirens blazing, which Wolfie loved – and being monitored for several hours, Wolfie is now home and back to his old self.TV star Binky shared a series of snaps of her son looking happy and healthy, grinning for the camera, writing on Instagram: ‘Thank you,’ with a praying emoji.‘He’s back to his usual “nutty self”,’ she said, adding: ‘bad joke!’She thanked everyone who had contacted her with referrals or recommendations after Wolfie’s scare, saying she was ‘really learning so much.’She urged anyone else in their situation: ‘If in doubt [definitely]y call 999 or 111 ( I was apprehensive at first not wanting to waste anyones time & not knowing the full extent of what was going on).‘But thank god we did, as it escalated so quickly, timing to get him medical help was crucial (sic).’Binky promised
Louise Thompson - Louise Thompson shares frightening health scare on holiday after heavy bleeding sent her into ‘deep panic mode’ - metro.co.uk - Britain - city Athens
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Louise Thompson shares frightening health scare on holiday after heavy bleeding sent her into ‘deep panic mode’
Chelsea star Louise Thompson has offered an insight into a ‘very scary situation’ after she started bleeding on holiday.The former reality TV star, 32, was enjoying baby son Leo-Hunter’s first trip abroad when she went into ‘deep panic mode.’Louise was holidaying with her family in Mykonos when the issue arose, relating to an existing medical condition she suffers from called ulcerative colitis (UC).The condition is an incurable autoimmune condition which causes someone’s colon to become inflamed and bleed after small ulcers develop.According to the NHS, UC affects around 146,000 people in the UK.Louise took to her Instagram story to give her fans and update, writing: ‘Radio silence yesterday because I had a very scary UC situation where I started bleeding A LOT without any muscular contractions and it sent me into deep panic mode.’She added that she finds ‘excessive bleeding pretty triggering’ after a traumatic birth of her son.‘Couldn’t get to grips with the idea of a 1 hour air ambulance to Athens if things got bad so I booked a flight to come home – but after a chat with a wonderful gastro I’ve decided to stay,’ she added.Louise then shared a second photo to show she was eating a ‘colitis friendly breakfast’ of eggs, salmon, white bread and melon.The influencer has been open about her condition in the past in a bid to raise awareness, previously explaining that her ‘goal’ is to be ‘in remission’ she she ‘doesn’t have any symptoms.’‘You have it for life and there’s no cure, but you have periods of remission and then you also have flare ups,’ she explained.‘With regards to day-to-day life, when I’m in remission I don’t have any symptoms – so that’s the goal.‘You want to manage your body so you can get to that place and
Elton John - Ozzy Osbourne - Sharon Osbourne - Ozzy Osbourne doesn’t plan on slowing down as he heads to recording studio despite recent health concerns - metro.co.uk - city Birmingham - city Beverly Hills
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Ozzy Osbourne doesn’t plan on slowing down as he heads to recording studio despite recent health concerns
Ozzy Osbourne is refusing to be defeated by his recent health troubles and is back in the recording studio.The notorious headbanger contracted Covid-19 earlier this month, with talk show host wife Sharon Osbourne, 69, later also testing positive after flying home to care for him.The Black Sabbath rocker, 73, also has Parkinson’s disease and continues to battle other medical issues after injuries from a 2003 quad bike accident were aggravated when he fell at home in America in 2019.However, he remains determined to keep making music and wants to get back on stage too.The Rock legend was pictured visiting Andrew Watt’s music studio in Beverly Hills this weekend, appearing frail but using a walking stick to get around.Ozzy – who has shared that he struggles to walk properly nowadays – walked alongside a friend and wore a long red coat and his signature sunglasses.The musician last released a song in January 2020 in collaboration with Sir Elton John. It was the third single from his album Under the Graveyard, with his last solo single being Straight to Hell, released in November 2019.As for performing, his band’s The End Tour concluded in February 2017 with the final two gigs being played in the band’s native Birmingham.However, he only has more to give and recently told Classic Rock magazine that he is taking his recording studio with him when he and Sharon move back to England.‘I am going to build a barn there and make my own studio at Welders.
Billie Eilish - Dolly Parton - Tony Bennett - Lady Gaga - Emotional Lady Gaga pays tribute to Tony Bennett in rousing Grammys performance as music icon unable to attend due to ill health - metro.co.uk - Usa - city Las Vegas - county Bennett
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Emotional Lady Gaga pays tribute to Tony Bennett in rousing Grammys performance as music icon unable to attend due to ill health
supports HTML5 videoLady Gaga was overcome with emotion after her poignant performance in tribute to her collaborator Tony Bennett at the Grammys.The pop star was given a standing ovation from the visibly-moved audience at the star-studded Las Vegas event on Sunday evening, with Billie Eilish among those in the crowd seen whooping and cheering.Lady Gaga, 36, took to the stage to perform the title track from her album Love For Sale with jazz and American standard singer Bennett, 95, as well as Do I Love You.As is to be expected, the Bad Romance hitmaker delivered an energetic performance while wearing a gorgeous mint green gown featuring bow detailing, with her ice blonde locks twisted into a perfectly vintage and glamorous updo.Bennett introduced Gaga via a pre-recorded video, but was unable to attend the Grammys in person due to his health.She dedicated the performance, which saw her backed by a big band, to the music icon, saying after the song: ‘We love you Tony, we miss you.’The Oscar-nominated actress and pop star struggled to hide her emotions after the rousing performance, and she looked away from the audience to gather herself after finishing her final note.Her beautiful performance included a video montage of the two stars together working together over the years.As well as the performance from Gaga, the musical pairing had another reason to celebrate as Love On Sale won the Grammy for best traditional pop vocal album on the night, fending off competition from the likes of Dolly Parton and Norah Jones.It also won the prize for best engineered album, non-classical, but failed to win the album of the year prize, which was won by Jon Batiste for We Are.Crooner Bennett retired from performing last year after
Kate Garraway - Derek Draper - Kate Garraway ‘shuts down husband Derek Draper’s firm after Covid battle amid £200,000 debt’ - metro.co.uk - Britain
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Kate Garraway ‘shuts down husband Derek Draper’s firm after Covid battle amid £200,000 debt’
Kate Garraway has reportedly shut down her husband Derek Draper’s psychotherapy firm following his difficult battle with Covid-19.Derek, Kate’s husband of 17 years, suffered organ damage after he contracted the virus and now requires round-the-clock care.The company, Astra Aspera Ltd, reportedly owes £184,000 — including £125,000 in taxes and a liquidator was said to be appointed on Tuesday to break up the firm’s assets.A source told the Daily Mail: ‘It’s terribly sad, but Derek can’t work and has no prospect of being able to do so in the near future, so Kate thought it best to close it down.’Kate, 54, was also appointed director of the company last year following Derek’s Covid battle.Derek, 54, set up the company in 2011 after becoming a psychotherapist following his career as a political advisor.The dad-of-two spent a year in hospital with Covid, with Kate being open about how their lives have changed since.She recently released her second documentary, Caring For Derek, which gave a candid insight into the family.Kate admitted she ‘thought long and hard’ about letting cameras inside her household again, as she ‘wanted it to offer more’ than just sharing what her family has been through.The presenter ‘wanted to also shine a light on issues’ that affect others, and prayed it would ‘give hope to everyone who is battling on with whatever life has thrown at you.’She has since been celebrated by charities for raising awareness for carers, as Derek suffers long-lasting damage after contracting Covid in March 2020.The presenter is part of the gruelling care schedule for Derek, which includes her waking up every two hours each night to help the carer move him in bed.Good Morning Britain’s Laura Tobin oversleeps and misses
Alexa Chung forced to shut down fashion label after being hit by financial issues due to pandemic - metro.co.uk
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Alexa Chung forced to shut down fashion label after being hit by financial issues due to pandemic
Alexa Chung fans and customers, as she is shutting down her fashion label.The celebrity model and TV presenter, who sent the fashion world into a frenzy when she launched AlexaChung in May 2017, revealed she has ‘gradually been winding down operations’ due to challenging retail conditions exacerbated by the pandemic.After five years in business, Alexa, 38, took to social media on Thursday, where she announced the news to her 4.9million followers on Instagram.The post read: ‘I’d like to share the news that for the past few months I have gradually been winding down operations at ALEXACHUNG, the fashion line I founded in 2017.‘It was beyond an honour to be able to create my dream wardrobe, and I would like to thank our wonderful customers for the love you sent our way — you have great taste.’The Gok’s Fashion Fix reporter went on to explain the detrimental impact Covid had on hers and other small businesses which had taken a financial toll.She added: ‘The experience of setting up and being at the helm of my own company has been rewarding and frequently joyful, but the last couple of years have been challenging for small independent businesses and ours is no exception.‘The decision to close was not taken lightly, not least because I am so grateful for the passion and creativity the team at ALEXACHUNG brought with them every day and the faith everyone involved had in this endeavour.
Mick Jagger - Marianne Faithfull - Marianne Faithfull moves into care home after revealing struggle with long Covid - metro.co.uk
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Marianne Faithfull moves into care home after revealing struggle with long Covid
hospitalised for three weeks in 2020 with Covid.The 75-year-old singer – who was previously the girlfriend and muse of Rolling Stones rocker Sir Mick Jagger – has been open about her struggle to recover from the virus, revealing last year she was still experiencing memory loss and fatigue, while her lungs hadn’t fully recovered.Now it’s been revealed she’s living at Denville Hall, north west London, which is a retirement home for professional actors and other theatrical professions and has been home to several other stars over the years, including Fawlty Towers actor Andrew Sachs and filmmaker Lord Richard Attenborough and his actress wife Sheila Sim.A spokesman for the As Tears Go By hitmaker confirmed: ‘Marianne is staying at Denville Hall while she recovers from the ongoing effects of Covid.’Meanwhile, a friend of Marianne’s told the Daily Mail’s Eden Confidential this week: ‘She’s adding a touch of glamour to the home.’Marianne has been beset by health woes in recent years and was hospitalised for three weeks with the virus in April 2020; in January 2021 she told how she may never sing again after battling the infection.She told the Guardian: ‘I may not be able to sing ever again. Maybe that’s over.‘I would be incredibly upset if that was the case, but, on the other hand, I am 74.‘I don’t feel cursed and I don’t feel invincible.
Justin Bieber - Hailey Baldwin - Justin Bieber tests positive for Covid-19 as he postpones US tour dates - metro.co.uk - Usa - city Las Vegas - state Arizona - county San Diego
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Justin Bieber tests positive for Covid-19 as he postpones US tour dates
Justin Bieber has tested positive for Covid-19, meaning that some of his US tour dates have been postponed.The Baby singer, 27, opened the Justice World Tour on Friday in San Diego, with wife Hailey Baldwin among the thrilled fans in the audience.Shortly after, it was announced that his concert in Las Vegas, due to take place today, would be postponed over a coronavirus outbreak in the team.According to TMZ, the musician found out that he contracted coronavirus on Saturday – but his rep shared an update on his health and explained that he is feeling okay.It is unclear when Justin first became ill, and whether his upcoming shows in Arizona and LA this week will be rescheduled.Justin was due to perform at the T-Mobile Arena in Vegas later today, before the postponement was confirmed in a statement.‘Due to positive Covid results within the Justice Tour family, we will, unfortunately, have to postpone Sunday’s show in Las Vegas,’ it read.‘Justin is, of course, hugely disappointed, but the health and safety of his crew and fans is always his number one priority. ‘The tour launch in San Diego was a massive success, and Justin is excited to bring this spectacular show to his Las Vegas fans as soon as possible.‘The rescheduled date for Las Vegas will be Tuesday, June 28. Tickets for the original show will be honoured.
Harry Princeharry - Meghan Markle - prince Harry - Neil Young - Covid Vaccine - Meghan Markle and Prince Harry ‘express concern’ to Spotify over Joe Rogan Covid misinformation row - metro.co.uk
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Meghan Markle and Prince Harry ‘express concern’ to Spotify over Joe Rogan Covid misinformation row
Meghan Markle and Prince Harry have called out Spotify for allowing ‘Covid misinformation’ to be spread on its platform. The Duke and Duchess of Sussex have weighed into the mounting controversy surrounding the Joe Rogan Experience podcast and its false claims about the Covid vaccine. Musician Neil Young has removed his entire catalogue from the streaming service while other stars have spoken out against the lack of action taken against the misinformation on its platform. Now in their own statement released through their Archewell Foundation, Meghan and Harry said: ‘Since the inception of Archewell, we have worked to address the real-time global misinformation crisis.‘Hundreds of millions of people are affected by the serious harms of mis- and disinformation every day.‘Last April, our co-founders began expressing concerns to our partners at Spotify about the all too real consequences of Covid misinformation on its platform.’ The couple continued: ‘We have continued to express our concerns to Spotify to ensure changes to its platform are made to help address this public health crisis.‘We look to Spotify to meet this moment and are committed to continuing our work together as it does.’The statement comes a week after it emerged Spotify had Meghan and Harry’s podcast into its own hands as the pair have not produced any content for it.The streaming giant was said to be recruiting in-house staff to work with Harry and Meghan’s Archewell audio, for a podcast that features ‘the voices of high profile women,’ according to The Sun.The couple previously made an £18million deal with Spotify.A source said: ‘Spotify has been waiting a long time for some content from Harry and Meghan and now it appears they have finally taken matters
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